Dean's Research and Published Work
Dean's research seeks to address the most fundamental questions in politics: How do political institutions, laws, and other rules shape how people behave and express their needs and opinions, and how can we design institutions, laws, and policies that promote the best human behavior and prevent the worst?
Lacy, Dean, and Emerson Niou. 2004. “A Theory of Issue Linkage and Economic Sanctions: The Roles of Information, Preferences, and Threats.” Journal of Politics 66(1):25-42.
Lacy, Dean, and Quin Monson. 2002. “The Origins and Impact of Voter Support for Third-Party Candidates: A Case Study of the 1998 Minnesota Gubernatorial Election.” Political Research Quarterly 55(2):409-37.
Mughan, Anthony, and Dean Lacy. 2002. “Economic Performance, Job Insecurity, and Electoral Choice.” British Journal of Political Science 32(3, July):513-33.
Lacy, Dean. 2001. “Nonseparable Preferences, Measurement Error, and Unstable Survey Responses.” Political Analysis 9(2):1-21.
Lacy, Dean. 2001. “A Theory of Nonseparable Preferences in Survey Responses.” American Journal of Political Science. 45(2):239-258. [Errata 45(3)]
Lacy, Dean, and Emerson M.S. Niou. 2000. “A Problem with Referendums.” Journal of Theoretical Politics 12(1, January): 5-31.
Lacy, Dean, and Barry C. Burden. 1999. “The Vote Stealing and Turnout Effects of Ross Perot in the 1992 U.S. Presidential Election.” American Journal of Political Science 43(1, January):233-55.
Lacy, Dean, and J. Tobin Grant. 1999. "The Impact of the Economy on the 1996 Presidential Election: The Invisible Foot." In Weisberg, Herbert F., and Janet Box-Steffensmeier, eds. Re-Election 1996: How American Voted. Chatham, NJ: Chatham House, pp. 99-110.
Lacy, Dean. 1998. "Back From Intermission; The 1994 Congresssional Elections and the Return to Divided Government." In Patterson, Samuel C., and Herbert F. Weisberg, Eds. Great Theatre: The American Congress in the 1990s. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 83-106.
Lacy, Dean, and Philip Paolino. 1998. “Downsian Voting and the Separation of Powers.” American Journal of Political Science 24 (4, October):1180-99.
Lacy, Dean. 1998. “Electoral Support for Tax Cuts: A Case Study of the 1980 American Presidential Election.” American Politics Quarterly 26 (3, July):288-307.
Lacy, Dean, and Emerson M.S. Niou. 1998. “Elections in Double-Member Districts with Nonseparable Voter Preferences.” Journal of Theoretical Politics 10(1, January): 89-110.
Hsieh, John Fu-sheng, Dean Lacy, and Emerson M.S. Niou. 1998. “Retrospective and Prospective Voting in a One-Party-Dominant Democracy: Taiwan’s 1996 Presidential Election.” Public Choice 97(3):383-99. Reprinted in Hinich, Melvin J., and Michael C. Munger. 1998. Empirical Studies in Comparative Politics. Boston: Kluwer Academic. Pp. 165-181.
Hsieh, John Fu-sheng, Dean P. Lacy, and Emerson M.S. Niou. 1996. “Economic Voting in the 1994 Taiwan Elections.” American Asian Review 14 (Summer): 51-70.
Lacy, Dean. Political Opinions: How People Think -- If They Do -- About Political Issues.
Lacy, Dean, and Emerson M.S. Niou. Nonseparable Preferences in Politics: Theory and Applications.
Lacy, Dean, Emerson Niou, and Philip Paolino, “Measuring Preferences for Divided Government.”
Lacy, Dean. "Nonseparable Preferences and Over-Time Instability in Survey Responses."
Lacy, Dean, and Philip Paolino. “Policy Expectations: A Better Measure of Issue Voting.”
Lacy, Dean, and Philip Paolino. “An Experimental Test of Proximity and Directional Voting.”
Lacy, Dean, and Dino Christenson. "Information and Heterogeneity in Economic Voting."
Lacy, Dean, and Philip Paolino. “Policy Expectations Voting Under Different Institutional Arrangements.”
Lacy, Dean, and Philip Paolino. “Policy Expectations Voting in Executive Elections.”
Lacy, Dean. “Taxing, Spending, Red States, and Blue States: The Effect of Federal Spending on Electoral Votes, 1984-2004”
Lacy, Dean, and Philip Paolino. "The Electoral Impact of the War on Terror: Evidence from 2001 and 2004"
Krosnick, Jon, Dean Lacy, and Laura Lowe. “When is Environmental Damage Americans’ Most Important Problem: A Test of Agenda-Setting vs. the Issue-Attention Cycle.
Lacy, Dean. “Nonseparable Preferences, Issue Voting, and Candidate Strategies in Elections.”
Lacy, Dean. "Patterns of Unity Among Party Activists."